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ˈdrɒp ɪŋdrop·ping

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dropping, fallingadjective

    coming down freely under the influence of gravity

    "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Droppingnoun

    Etymology: from drop.

    Thrifty wench scrapes kitchen-stuff,
    And barreling the droppings and the snuff
    Of wasting candles. John Donne.

    Strain out the last dull droppings of your sense,
    And rhyme with all the rage of impotence. Alexander Pope, Criticism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dropping

    of Drop

  2. Droppingnoun

    the action of causing to drop or of letting drop; falling

  3. Droppingnoun

    that which falls in drops; the excrement or dung of animals

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dropping

    An old mode of salute by lowering flags or uppermost sails.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dropping in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dropping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of dropping in a Sentence

  1. Bernard Robinson III:

    I guess the guy was ticked that it took so long, he was blabbing, and the change was dropping out of his hand.

  2. Jim Mattis:

    Thirty days from now we want to see everybody around a peace table based on a ceasefire, based on a pullback from the border and then based on ceasing dropping of bombs that will permit the( UN) special envoy, Martin Griffiths -- he's very good, he knows what he's doing -- to get them together in Sweden and end this war.

  3. British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon:

    Our evidence indicates they are dropping unguided munitions in civilian areas, killing civilians, and they are dropping them against the Free Syrian forces fighting Assad, he's shoring up Assad and perpetuating the suffering.

  4. Alyson Stoner:

    What I love is that their approach is not a common western individualistic approach which is 'we are the solution for your problem.' It’s not a superior helping an inferior, it’s really dropping all of our differences and working alongside another human being asking how they are doing and doing life with them. Developing relationships that are consistent—and not a onetime handout –that is when you see the transformation.

  5. Chris Adams:

    This guy walks in and goes to the bathroom, the urinal, then he just, like, turns to me and starts freaking out, dropping the ‘ F-bomb, ’ and what he was freaking out about was that my daughter was in the men’s bathroom.

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